Xiaomi Mi3 spy photos show the rear of the new phone for the first time

With just a few weeks to go before Li Jun and Co. unveil the latest Xiaomi products, leaks and speculation surrounding the Xiaomi Mi3 has hotted up and boiled over in the form of purported real photos.

We have seen plenty of spy photos showing the Mi3’s screen, and even a picture of a heavily disguised Mi3 in use on the subway in Beijing, but these photos are the first to show us an Mi3 up close.

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The form of the purported Xiaomi Mi3 real machine is similar to what we have seen and expected. We can just about see the Mi logo in the top left hand corner and the capacitive buttons aren’t visible due to the new phone having a back light on them.

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Viewing the phone from the rear and I am a little unsure on the design. The heavily tapered body is nice and will help improve comfort of the larger device, and the positioning of the rear camera, LED flash and physical controls along the right edge look spot on! But something about it looks a little off, perhaps it is just the silver finish? Whatever it is I’m not sure I am keen on it.

The photos could very well end up being of a dummy phone, a prototype or just a clever fake, but it does look remarkably similar to previously seen leaked photos we reported on here!

What do you think of this Xiaomi Mi3 design? Do you think this is the real deal?

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  1. PEos
    August 20, 2013

    fake . this is design 2001 🙂

  2. anony
    August 20, 2013

    I like the front panel at least.

    • August 20, 2013

      +1, the rear is the nicest is it… Hopefully this isn’t the real deal

    • August 20, 2013

      front seem OK, but the back is horrid, like design from 5 years ago

  3. NecroW
    August 20, 2013

    Well, it’s the ugliest phone i’ve ever seen…

  4. August 20, 2013

    The back is too curvy for me.. i was hoping the edges would be more angular and less curvy … I donno in my mind it was more of an Mi3 look.. u know edgy and sexy.. but i donno it could be ergonomics… but to be frank for all the hype this curvy design is sort of lame more the uber awwsome cool Mi3 T_____T

  5. ZecaMarol
    August 20, 2013

    Will is it or not is it?

  6. Domkeane
    August 20, 2013

    Meh, hopefully the internals will be more impressive.

  7. luxim76
    August 20, 2013

    These photos are not consistent with the leaked pictures of the cases shown some days ago, I agree with Andi, there’s something wrong which leads me to believe that the above images are fake. If not, it seems that Meizu has done a better job with the MX3.

  8. August 20, 2013

    this is fake look at these article



    the first link show us camera will be at the left corner.

    and the second link show us screen will be cornered shape and this article show cornered shape

    What do you think guys?

    • August 21, 2013

      fake indeed! the screen of the posts before suggest a more rectangular design!